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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby aunt betty » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:05 am

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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby assateague » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:11 am

Is the weed on the other side of the foil?
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby aunt betty » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:23 am

assateague wrote:Is the weed on the other side of the foil?

No, that's in the underground bunker that's in the gated community inside the walled compound.
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby aunt betty » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:19 am

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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby aunt betty » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:21 am

Peppers.
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby Flightstopper » Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:57 pm

What do y'all use for squash borers? Bastages ate me up last year.
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby assateague » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:02 pm

The gray ones? Nothing. You're pretty much ****.
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby assateague » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:03 pm

Garden tilled. Have to till it I've more time in another week or so.



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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby capt1972 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:05 pm

assateague wrote:Garden tilled. Have to till it I've more time in another week or so.



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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby Flightstopper » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:31 pm

assateague wrote:The gray ones? Nothing. You're pretty much ****.


These ****. Have read of a few things you can use but many say they kill many good bugs, doing more harm than good.

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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby assateague » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:56 pm

They showed up here 2 years ago, and I've heard that there's nothing for them, yet. I found you can control them a bit if you flip the leaves upside down and pull the chunk of leaf where the eggs are. They're easy to find, but it does take some time. I have a coffee can with about 3" of used motor oil in it- just "pinch" the chunk of leaf where the eggs are off the plant and drop it in the can. The plants may look funny with a bunch of holes in them, but better then they do after the borers get after them. The good thing here (well, as good as it gets) is that they usually show up late, after you've been getting squash for a good while, so we just sort of write them off.
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby Flightstopper » Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:31 pm

Cool, goes right along with everything I've been reading. Will keep a sharper eye out for sure. They caught me off gaurd last year by not knowing what they were until the plant was long gone.
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby assateague » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:37 pm

By the time you see one adult, it's probably too late. You gotta start turning over leaves and looking as soon as the blossoms are off the first squash. Not sure about down there, but they start really going crazy up here when it gets hottest and driest, around the first week of August. Mind you, they've only been here 2 years or so, so not like I have a ton of experience with them
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby assateague » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:38 pm

To save you some money, I've tried permethrin, pyrethrin, maliathion, sevin, and some "bio-somethingorother", and none of them worked, not even one little bit.
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby Flightstopper » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:43 pm

assateague wrote:To save you some money, I've tried permethrin, pyrethrin, maliathion, sevin, and some "bio-somethingorother", and none of them worked, not even one little bit.


Well ****. BT rotenone?
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby aunt betty » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:19 am

assateague wrote:To save you some money, I've tried permethrin, pyrethrin, maliathion, sevin, and some "bio-somethingorother", and none of them worked, not even one little bit.
AT piss will kill them buggers. :)
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby assateague » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:25 am

I don't want to fix them.
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby FlintRiverFowler » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:05 am

Pretty sure I learned in school that they can be killed by spraying a soap solution on the leaves. Might wana check in to that.
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby aunt betty » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:25 am

I have a jar of chlordane left from a LONG time ago. That **** kills ****. :mrgreen:
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby assateague » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:54 am

FlintRiverFowler wrote:Pretty sure I learned in school that they can be killed by spraying a soap solution on the leaves. Might wana check in to that.



I've seen that soap **** for potato bugs, too. It doesn't work worth a damn. At least not on potato bugs.



I am going to try nicotine this year a little more. Just sort of messed around with it in the past, but need to come up with something. Drop a couple cigarettes in a gallon of water, and let them sit for a week or so, until the water turns brown. Then spray that on. Going to have a "test group" among my tomato and squash plants, and see how it works.
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby FlintRiverFowler » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:55 am

assateague wrote:
FlintRiverFowler wrote:Pretty sure I learned in school that they can be killed by spraying a soap solution on the leaves. Might wana check in to that.





I've seen that soap **** for potato bugs, too. It doesn't work worth a damn. At least not on potato bugs.



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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby assateague » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:57 am

The chemicalized version is the basis of a lot of modern pesticides, isn't it?
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby aunt betty » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:32 pm

assateague wrote:The chemicalized version is the basis of a lot of modern pesticides, isn't it?

Yes. They are called neonicatenoids
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby Flightstopper » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:58 pm

Hard to tell from the pic but all but my peppers are up here. Berries are getting after it, should be picking some before long.

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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby assateague » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:03 pm

You plant peppers from seed?
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby Flightstopper » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:05 pm

assateague wrote:You plant peppers from seed?


Did this time. Last year was transplants. From the question and results I'm already sensing I **** up. :lol:
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby MuddyWaterWarlock » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:08 pm

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assateague wrote:You plant peppers from seed?


Did this time. Last year was transplants. From the question and results I'm already sensing I **** up. :lol:

Na, just different strokes. If they grow it is fine.
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby vincentpa » Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:42 pm

Here's the garden in the back so far. The hyacinths are done. The daffodils got taken by the last snow and cold spell. The tulips I planted last fall are about to bloom. The hostas are poking thru. The apple and peach trees have buds as well as both grape vines. The azaleas I planted last year survived too. I will turn over the portion along the left line of bricks for veggies in May.

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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby vincentpa » Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:43 pm

assateague wrote:You plant peppers from seed?


I always do. This year I'm planting six different types of peppers, all from seeds.
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Re: 2014 Garden thread

Postby assateague » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:01 pm

No, I mean outside, in the garden. Flight said his peppers were just coming up, but I guess it's warm enough down there. If I planted peppers from seed outside, I'd be lucky to have blossoms by the time they froze.
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